|Results for POLL S940|
With the increased transportation of Bakken crude oil via rail across Wisconsin, are you worried about possible oil spills or fires?
|WI Wildlife / Habitat management – Good Job or …???|
Share your thoughts on Wisconsin’s fish and wildlife, their habitats, and outdoor recreation
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is currently revising two key conservation plans – the Wildlife Action Plan and Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Management Plan [PDF]. Through completion of an online questionnaire, the public can give the department valuable input regarding Wisconsin’s fish and wildlife resources management.
“We take great pride in our efforts to involve the public in our conservation efforts,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “These two plans are the driving force behind much of the department’s federal funding, and will help Wisconsin continue to provide for such a wide range of outdoor activities.”
The Wildlife Action Plan and Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Management Plan act as a blueprint for how the department will manage and protect Wisconsin’s fish and wildlife resources over the next ten years.
The department must complete each plan in order to receive federal funding that will help support healthy, sustainable fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Funding is also key for the creation and maintenance of outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the state.
Public involvement is a key piece of the puzzle in ensuring the state remains a leader in resource management and protection.
An online survey is one component of a comprehensive public outreach effort associated with updating the Wildlife Action Plan and Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Management Plan. The survey will close Nov. 14 at midnight.
To complete the survey, click here .
Translated versions will be made available in both Hmong and Spanish within the next few weeks.
To learn more about the Wildlife Action Plan and the Fish, Wildlife, and Habitat Management Plan, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword wap10year.
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The Question: “Is the Wisconsin DNR doing a good job of managing wildlife and habitat?“WHAT do YOU think of this?
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|Results for POLL S934|
Do you think the proposed trout regulations changes will result in more trout anglers?
|Improvment from CDAC in deer management …???|
County Deer Advisory Councils will provide great opportunity for local input and deer herd management throughout Wisconsin
MADISON — Planning for the 2015 deer hunting season is underway, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress encourage anyone interested in discussing their local deer herd to attend a County Deer Advisory Council meeting this fall.
Each CDAC will meet in September, October, and December to determine a three-year deer population goal of increase, decrease, or stabilize.
“County Deer Advisory Councils will give folks the opportunity to become directly involved in managing deer in their county,” said Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist. “The creation of CDACs is something that has never been done before – we’re anxious and excited to be working with a wide range of stakeholders.”
In 2014, council meetings will be held at designated locations in all 72 counties. Meeting locations will be arranged locally, and all will begin at 7 p.m. Each council is made up of members who represent various stakeholder groups impacted by deer, including hunters, tourism, agriculture, forestry and others. Each county’s meetings will be chaired by a Conservation Congress delegate.
DNR County Deer Advisory Councils are part of an effort to provide for more public input on deer management issues and give stakeholders greater responsibility in managing local deer numbers.
Council meetings will develop recommendations to the DNR regarding deer population objectives in their respective county, antlerless quotas, and season structure options. Through their participation, CDAC members and meeting participants will be given a direct stake in managing Wisconsin’s deer herd.
Three meetings will be held this fall, as will happen every three years, to develop deer herd population objective recommendations to the department. Councils will meet each spring to develop antlerless deer harvest quotas for deer hunting seasons and consider various strategies to meet population objectives.
Local department staff will be on hand to present information and answer any questions and discuss possible strategies for managing the local deer herd.
Those unable to attend a local meeting will be able to view meeting agendas and minutes on the department’s website.
Deer hunters and those interested in helping manage their local deer herd are encouraged to check out the frequently asked questions [PDF] document for any questions regarding councils. To view a more general FAQ page, visit WDNR web site and search keyword deer.
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